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Pioneering aviator Michigan’s Harriet Quimby breaks barriers

All lives are molded, more or less, by our first teachings. True courtesy, sympathy, and sincerity are the most powerful factors for good in either home or public life.~Harriet Quimby March is Women’s History Month, so while researching a topic for this month, I began looking at notable women from the Mitten State. There are many illustrious women that I could have chosen, from Diana Ross

By |March 1st, 2020|

12 Michigan honorees are among 2020 James Beard semifinalists

There is perhaps no more prestigious honor in the restaurant world than to be acknowledged by the James Beard Foundation. Today, there are a dozen chefs and eateries in Michigan with reason to celebrate. The foundation has announced its list of Restaurant and Chef Award semifinalists, and Michigan, particularly Detroit, is well-represented. Best New Restaurant: Saffron De Twah, Detroit Capturing a national honor, this friendly, neighborhood

By |February 26th, 2020|

125 reasons to visit Mackinac in 2020

While there’s hardly ever a reason not to visit Mackinac Island and the beautiful area that surrounds it, 2020 presents a particularly magical opportunity. Mackinac State Historic Parks is turning 125 this year and, as such, its team has created 125 days of events throughout the 2020 season, spread across its family of sites and parks. Many people may be unaware that before Mackinac Island became

By |February 25th, 2020|

Michigan’s best St. Patty’s Day wardrobe options

There’s an old adage that everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Of course, that’s not really true, but it is true that you can get in the Irish spirit by donning something green. That said, not everyone has that color in regular rotation in their wardrobe. Fear not lads and lasses, there are some Michigan companies ready to equip you with green garb, or help

By |February 24th, 2020|

March 2020

Butterflies emerging, crocuses popping out, NCAA basketball madness, what’s not to love about March? Here are a dozen events that will make your month even better. March 1-8 Downtown Marquette Restaurant Week – Marquette Celebrate the local flavors of Downtown Marquette’s dining scene during the seventh annual Downtown Marquette Restaurant Week, March 1 – 8, 2020. Participating Downtown Marquette restaurants will offer $10-$15 fixed price lunch

By |February 20th, 2020|

Shinola Hotel makes Travel + Leisure’s “It List”

Travel + Leisure magazine has recognized Detroit's Shinola Hotel on its 15th annual “It List”, which is a selection of the top new and renovated hotels in the entire world. The magazine’s March issue, on newsstands on Feb. 21, puts the Shinola Hotel on its list of North American properties alongside 23 other hotels.

By |February 20th, 2020|
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